Breakfast room

What’s for Breakfast?

Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations and Professor of New Testament and Practical Theology

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Life in the Breakfast Room Sheryl is the warm, friendly hostess for the breakfast area at a Bellingham hotel. She goes about her task with a smile, engaging the breakfast crowd with thoughtfulness and care. Her genuine concern for the folks she serves exudes in everything she does. Some guests are overnighters and only get … MORE

Hills surrounding Bath Spa, England

President’s Travelogue: Bath Spa, England

Jay Smith, YTI President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics

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The rolling hills of Somerset, Devon, and Gloucestershire I have landed this week in Bath Spa, England. It is located in Somerset county, the southwest of England. It is adjacent to the River Avon, and is at the southernmost corner of the Cotswolds. Other than the magnificent Georgian architecture, the historic Roman baths, and the … MORE

Right-hand driving car

President’s Travelogue: Devon, England

Jay Smith, YTI President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics

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Driving in the left lane in a right land world On this trip to England, I rented a car. I had promised myself when I first started travelling to England for my postgraduate research studies that I would never rent a car here because it always felt like when in a car, we were in … MORE

Piles of old snow melting in Bozeman

Old Snow

Jay Smith, YTI President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics

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Driving to a meeting in Bozeman yesterday, I suddenly noticed something I had not given much thought: old snow.You know, when the late winter temperature gets high enough that the snow begins melting rapidly and, when mixed with the travel debris on the road, the remaining snow takes on a dirty, ragged character. Snow that … MORE

Radical Christianity

Are We Missing Jesus in Our Radical Christianity?

Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations and Professor of New Testament and Practical Theology

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Christianity: Meant to be radicalI believe in a radical commitment to Jesus. Something about “if anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily, and follow me,” sounds profoundly radical, particularly in the first century when crosses were the occasions of horrible deaths rather than ornaments at the end … MORE